In article <>,
 Rustom Mody <> wrote:

> And yet programmers continue to be decades behind all other users of 
> computers.  We continue to use flat text for our programs when all others 
> have moved on.

It's not like we haven't tried.  There have been a few attempts at using 
richer media to program (graphical UML editors, for example).  They've 
all pretty much been failures.

There *are* some places where non-text programming has won.  The biggest 
example would be GUI builders.  Nobody programs screen and window 
layouts by typing textual descriptions.  They push boxes around in a GUI 

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